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February 13, 2013 10:50:29 AM

MOBO:
MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$95
CPU:
Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220
$130
RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-8GBXL
$45
SSD:
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$125
GPU:
SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version
$180
CASE:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
$100
PSU:
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$80
LIQUID COOLING:
CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CWCH60) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
$70
OPTICAL DRIVE:
LG Electronics Blu-ray Disc Combo Internal SATA 12X Lightscribe with 3D Play Back, Model CH12LS28
$60

subtotal $885+ tax $900
Im on a budget of $950 so if theres anything else i can upgrade let me know plz. and if you look up tera system requirments to see theyr're requirements and compare would mine and see where im at that would be great. im trying to play on max settings. ^.^
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February 13, 2013 11:14:17 AM

if you are going for a slow processor dont get a z77 chipset mobo as they are meant for better processors with overclocking capabilities, pick up the cheaper B75 chipset
change the psu to more reliable brand such as Antec, Asus, Corsair

i think you should ditch the water cooling and with the money saved try to get the slowest quad core lga 1155 processor...dont go for a dual core
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February 13, 2013 12:48:32 PM

Do you plan on overclocking? If not, ditch the liquid cooler and put that extra money towards a better processor, like an i5 3570.

I also do not see a primary storage drive on your list, so you might want to add one on there if you ever plan on having more than 1 or 2 games installed at once. For the SSD I would go with the Samsung 840 if you only plan on going 120-128GB, its about $30 cheaper. Go with the 250GB Samsung 840 for better write speeds and for more space if you do not plan on getting a HDD storage drive.
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February 13, 2013 1:29:23 PM

Drop the water cooling, get an i5 3570k and a Cooler Master hyper 212. It will do 4.0ghz without any effort. Just bump the multiplier to 40x and call it a day. :) 
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February 13, 2013 1:50:17 PM

alvine said:
if you are going for a slow processor dont get a z77 chipset mobo as they are meant for better processors with overclocking capabilities, pick up the cheaper B75 chipset
change the psu to more reliable brand such as Antec, Asus, Corsair

i think you should ditch the water cooling and with the money saved try to get the slowest quad core lga 1155 processor...dont go for a dual core


Agreed on everything except the psu. Seasonic makes very good well respected power supplies and are highly recommended. Idk what makes you say they are not. Also I don't believe Asus make psus?

Op if this is a gaming machine ditch the ssd, the water cooler, and the blue ray. Replace with a 3570K and 7950. Also get a cheap dvd drive for 15 dollars. That will be the most bang for your buck you can get
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February 13, 2013 2:07:49 PM


I second on that i5-3570K. This processor, as of this generation, is simply teh 1337.
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February 13, 2013 2:46:32 PM

cbrunnem said:
Agreed on everything except the psu. Seasonic makes very good well respected power supplies and are highly recommended. Idk what makes you say they are not. Also I don't believe Asus make psus?

Op if this is a gaming machine ditch the ssd, the water cooler, and the blue ray. Replace with a 3570K and 7950. Also get a cheap dvd drive for 15 dollars. That will be the most bang for your buck you can get



Not to mention the fact that Seasonic actually makes some of the power supplies for Antec and Corsair.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...
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February 13, 2013 3:31:36 PM

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February 13, 2013 7:11:58 PM

ryan5609 said:
Do you plan on overclocking? If not, ditch the liquid cooler and put that extra money towards a better processor, like an i5 3570.

I also do not see a primary storage drive on your list, so you might want to add one on there if you ever plan on having more than 1 or 2 games installed at once. For the SSD I would go with the Samsung 840 if you only plan on going 120-128GB, its about $30 cheaper. Go with the 250GB Samsung 840 for better write speeds and for more space if you do not plan on getting a HDD storage drive.


well i was planning on having more then one game installed 3 at the most. should i download my windows vista software on the SSD first then install the HDD?
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February 13, 2013 7:25:21 PM

You can have both drives installed in the system and just install Windows onto your SSD.
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February 13, 2013 7:28:28 PM

ryan5609 said:
Do you plan on overclocking? If not, ditch the liquid cooler and put that extra money towards a better processor, like an i5 3570.

I also do not see a primary storage drive on your list, so you might want to add one on there if you ever plan on having more than 1 or 2 games installed at once. For the SSD I would go with the Samsung 840 if you only plan on going 120-128GB, its about $30 cheaper. Go with the 250GB Samsung 840 for better write speeds and for more space if you do not plan on getting a HDD storage drive.


i'm goig with your idea i switched out my SSD with a samsung 840 but it turned out 20$ more and i what HDD do you reccommend? and is the MOBO good to stay?
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February 13, 2013 7:38:43 PM

logainofhades said:
You can have both drives installed in the system and just install Windows onto your SSD.


what RAM do you reccommend so i can take advantage of the whole setup? i want to use all the available space i have?
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February 13, 2013 7:42:44 PM

Instead of a 1333 Gskill kit, bump it up to a 1600 one. Price difference isn't huge. Other than my main rig, all of my desktops run 1600. I only have the 2133 in my gaming rig because they was a shell shocker sale on newegg for them. They ended up being the same price as 1600 kits at the time.
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February 13, 2013 8:51:49 PM

logainofhades said:
Instead of a 1333 Gskill kit, bump it up to a 1600 one. Price difference isn't huge. Other than my main rig, all of my desktops run 1600. I only have the 2133 in my gaming rig because they was a shell shocker sale on newegg for them. They ended up being the same price as 1600 kits at the time.


whats a good but cheap optical drive just for dvds? around $15
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February 13, 2013 9:35:40 PM

mohannedalamin said:
MOBO:
MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$95
CPU:
Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220
$130
RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-8GBXL
$45
SSD:
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$125
GPU:
SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version
$180
CASE:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
$100
PSU:
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$80
LIQUID COOLING:
CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CWCH60) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
$70
OPTICAL DRIVE:
LG Electronics Blu-ray Disc Combo Internal SATA 12X Lightscribe with 3D Play Back, Model CH12LS28
$60

subtotal $885+ tax $900
Im on a budget of $950 so if theres anything else i can upgrade let me know plz. and if you look up tera system requirments to see theyr're requirements and compare would mine and see where im at that would be great. im trying to play on max settings. ^.^


If you're not going to overclock go with H77, cheaper.

A Hyper Evo 212 will give equal or better performance than an H60 for a fraction of the cost, especially since you can't overclock.

Go with an Antec 302, combine the savings with your savings from H77 board/Hyper evo and upgrade to a Radeon 7870XT, it's the best value card out there and can max anything at 1920x1080

A good HDD is the Velociraptor series or any Enterprise type drive like the RE4, yeah they're more expensive but they're the most reliable, most consumer drives like the Blues/Blacks and the Barracudas have gone down the drain in terms of quality after the Thailand floods.

I'd reccomend a PC&P over a Seasonic, they don't suffer from coil whine nearly as much and are owned by the same people. They're just as quiet too, the 600W modular Silencer is a similar price.
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February 13, 2013 9:52:03 PM

darkspartenwarrior said:
If you're not going to overclock go with H77, cheaper.

A Hyper Evo 212 will give equal or better performance than an H60 for a fraction of the cost, especially since you can't overclock.

Go with an Antec 302, combine the savings with your savings from H77 board/Hyper evo and upgrade to a Radeon 7870XT, it's the best value card out there and can max anything at 1920x1080

A good HDD is the Velociraptor series or any Enterprise type drive like the RE4, yeah they're more expensive but they're the most reliable, most consumer drives like the Blues/Blacks and the Barracudas have gone down the drain in terms of quality after the Thailand floods.

I'd reccomend a PC&P over a Seasonic, they don't suffer from coil whine nearly as much and are owned by the same people. They're just as quiet too, the 600W modular Silencer is a similar price.


overall is it a pretty good system for gaming?
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